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Friday, March 22, 2019

The 119th Christmas Bird Count Comes to Brooklyn Tomorrow!

We know—it's been Hot Duck this and Hot Duck that all winter, right? But plenty of local species have called Brooklyn home since time immemorial, long before flashy-feathered waterfowl transplants started gentrifying Central Park. And...

Brooklyn’s First Dog Policy Meeting Challenges Off-Leash Rules

CROWN HEIGHTS - Dog owners and neighbors came out in full force Tuesday night to the Brooklyn Children's Museum for the first Dog Policy Meeting hosted by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President...

Pickles And Violet Run Away and Find Each Other – A Tale of Two...

DITMAS PARK - It took three months, but finally Pickles the Dog, has been found. But wait, there's more! Pickles brought along a friend, Violet, who had been missing since 2016! Today Pickles returned home...

There May Be A Raccoon Inside This Subway Station!

  KENSINGTON/WINDSOR TERRACE -  Beware! There are reports of a raccoon inside the Fort Hamilton F/G subway station. Have you spotted it? The poster outside the station reads: "Sick raccoon in station - BEWARE." A neighbor tells us...

A Haven For Domestic Violence Victims And Their Pets

BROOKLYN - When Meadow Brooks* left her abusive partner in Houston, she found refuge for all but one of her family members — Honey*, a 14-pound Chihuahua-terrier mix. With few pet-friendly shelters, the mother...

See The Winners Of The 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

FORT GREENE - Despite being rescheduled from Saturday due to the Nor'easter, Fort Greene Park was packed on Sunday for the 20th annual Fort Greene PUPS Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest. More than 100 contestants...

Pit Bull Flower Power: Portraits Show Another Side To Feared Dogs

COBBLE HILL - Growing up in Lyon, France, there were two things Sophie Gamand loved to do—play with animals and create art. Today, she uses her artistic talents to create  charming, playful portraits of...

Unleashed in Brooklyn: Dog Killed in Crown Heights Attack

CROWN HEIGHTS - When Crown Heights resident Robyn Berland took her two small dogs out for a walk one night in late August, she did not expect to return home with only one. At approximately 10:30pm...

Sheepshead Bay Welcomes A New Vet – prêtpet

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Back in 2015, we wrote about the East 17th Street’s Bay Veterinary Clinic Closing After 37 Years, To Be Replaced By 5-Story Office Building. As it happens, a new veterinary clinic...

It Takes a Community – To Rescue A Dog

When Eric Maus came across an abandoned pit bull Monday in Prospect Park, the 28-year-old didn’t know what to do. The 80-pound, grey and white pitbull lie with her head raised atop scattered leaves. “She was...

Rabies Vaccine To Be Distributed In Parts Of Brooklyn

Wildlife biologists from the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University will be dropping oral vaccines down into parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island from a low-flying helicopter this week to help...

For The Love Of Cats: NYC Pet Employee Trail Blazes Cat Adoption Program

PARK SLOPE - A mother and daughter hold hands and slip through the aisles of NYC Pet, a pet store at 218 5th Avenue in Park Slope. They weave through the well-lit shop and...

Which Neighborhood Has The Most Barking Dog Complaints?

Loud noises from pets often leave neighbors barking mad in Brooklyn—and now there's numbers to show which neighborhoods are the worst! A new report from Localize.city tracks data from complaints about barking dogs to figure out...

“Very Baaaaad Boys” on the run

SUNSET PARK - There are goats on the loose in Sunset Park along the N tracks, the MTA has announced. At this point, they are not affecting the train traffic ahead of you, though MTA...

Have You Seen Twig Terrariums’ Resident Hamster, Princess Ophelia?

DITMAS PARK - Shortly after relocating Twig Terrariums from Gowanus to 642 Coney Island Avenue in Ditmas Park, owners Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow adopted a Russian Dwarf hamster who has been greeting visitors at their...
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